Global Patent Index - EP 0985564 A2

EP 0985564 A2 2000-03-15 - Towing vehicle

Title (en)

Towing vehicle

Title (de)

Anhängevorrichtung

Title (fr)

Dispositif d'attelage

Publication

EP 0985564 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 99125845 A

Priority

  • DE 29512453 U
  • EP 96927670 A

Abstract (en)

The device comprises a ball neck (10) with a coupling ball (20) on the first trailer-side end of the neck and a fixture device held on the vehicle at the second end of the neck. The ball neck and the coupling ball are of aluminium or one of its alloys. The ball is of one-piece construction with the neck. The coupling ball is provided with a surface coating, which is of harder material than the light metal of a body of the coupling ball. The coupling ball has a steel cover which is engaged like a cap over an extension of the ball neck. The extension is formed in one-piece on the trailer-side first end (12) of the ball neck. The coupling ball has an extension, which is connected with the ball neck by being forged on to it. The ball neck is provided on both sides with longitudinal ribs.

Abstract (de)

Um eine Anhängevorrichtung, insbesondere für Personenkraftwagen, umfassend einen Kugelhals, eine an einem ersten anhängerseitigen Ende des Kugelhalses angeordnete Kupplungskugel und ein an einem zweiten Ende des Kugelhalses angeordnetes und diesen am Fahrzeug haltendes Befestigungsmittel derart zu schaffen, daß diese ein geringeres Gewicht hat, wird vorgeschlagen, daß zumindest der Kugelhals (10) aus Leichtmetall hergestellt ist und daß die Kupplungskugel (20) aus einem verschleißfesterem Material als Leichtmetall hergestellt ist. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60D 1/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60D 1/06 (2006.01); B60D 1/52 (2006.01); B60D 1/54 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60D 1/54 (2013.01); B60D 1/06 (2013.01); B60D 1/52 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

DE 8423990 U1 19870305

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE ES FR GB LI PT

EPO simple patent family

DE 29512453 U1 19951130; AT 208297 T 20011115; AT 252988 T 20031115; EP 0781211 A1 19970702; EP 0781211 B1 20011107; EP 0985564 A2 20000315; EP 0985564 A3 20000517; EP 0985564 B1 20031029; WO 9704972 A1 19970213

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2002-11-06 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: VEHICLE TOWING DEVICE

2002-10-30 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: VEHICLE TOWING VEHICLE

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2000-03-29 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: TOWING VEHICLE

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